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here richard matt, has been shot and killed by police. >> let's go to nbc 10's jim rosenfield who is following the breaking details. jim? >> reporter: this has all been developing in the past 20 minutes or so. once again, it's two senior new york state officials who are telling nbc news that richard matt has been shot and is now dead. there are also reports that officers are now chasing the second escaped prisoner david sweat. today we learned more than 1,000 federal, state and local authorities moved their search about 30 minutes or so from the canadian border this was after state police said the escaped convicts left behind significant evidence in a hunting cabin in the area. both richard matt and david sweat have been on the run of course since they broke out of the clinton correctional facility upstate new york. back on june 6th about three weeks ago. again, nbc news reporting one of the escaped prisoners, richard matt has been shot and is killed and the search is on for david sweat at this hour. we will continue to monitor any new developments bring that to
you just as soon as we get new information. i'm jim rosenfield in the digital operations center. back to you. >> count on nbc 10 to bring you the latest developments on this breaking news story. also "nbc nightly news" will have full coverage coming up at 6:30. tonight, an historic ruling at the supreme court. crowds cheering after the justices ruled that states must stop enforcing their bans on gay marriage. right now, a rally is about to begin, hasn't started yet, but it's outside the national constitution center. people will be gathering here shortly to celebrate today's ruling. it is a day that saw a major milestone in the fight for equal rights for same sex couples. >> the issue was decided 5-4 and it legalizes same sex marriage in all 50 states. the ruling doesn't officially take effect immediately because the court gives the losing side roughly three weeks to ask the court to reconsider but that's
considered unlikely as many states have already started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. >> let's go live to the national constitution center where that rally is set to begin shortly. jesse, for local advocates this was a moment decades in the making. >> reporter: that's right. as a matter of fact, this ruling comes almost 50 years to the day of the first protest for gay rights in this country began way over there not far from independence hall. a very long road and the reality of this moment not lost on those who have been there from the beginning. >> we have tears in our eyes today. that's what it feels like. >> reporter: charles and his husband, joe, recently married but joined at the hip almost as long as the civil rights struggle. july 4th of 1965 the first activists took to the streets near independence hall in philadelphia. >> 50 years ago, among the most despised and marginalized americans were gays. >> reporter: an exhibit inside the national constitution center
documents the discrimination. some experts saying being gay was a mental disorder to being forced to hide who they are in a country that criminalized their behavior. change has come slowly. >> this is a multi-decade effort that dates back to the '50s. we will be doing it well into the future. >> i always considered myself married in our way and i always hoped that some day it would be legal. >> reporter: for this couple a bond believed to be just like marriage for noorearly half a century, today is legal. are changing. the world is changing for the better, i think. you know we don't look at people as white, black, straight, gay. we look at people as people. >> reporter: advocates say this is not the end of their fight. in the next hour what comes next politically and socially. that's at 6:00. jesse gary, nbc 10 news. >> thank you very much. a delaware father also has an important stake in this fight.
david michenor was part of the fight before the court. he got married in delaware but was living in ohio when his husband william died. since ohio doesn't recognize same-sex marriage they refused to put his name on the death certificate. >> while many are celebrating today's ruling a lot of vocal opposition still exists out there, including several candidates for president. nbc 10's cydney long spoke with new jersey governor chris christie and asked the potential candidate what he thought of today's court decision. >> reporter: let's face it governor christie has not been afraid to say he doesn't agree with same-sex marriage and just an hour after today's u.s. supreme court ruling he said that he agrees with chief justice roberts, who wrote the dissenting opinion saying this is a decision that doesn't belong in the courtroom. >> i think this is something that should be decided by the people of each state and not imposed upon them by a group of lawyers sitting in black robes at the u.s. supreme court. that being said those five
lawyers get to oppose it under our system so our job is going to be to support the law of the land and that under the supreme court's ruling is now the law of the land. but i don't agree with the way it's been done. >> reporter: still, he says he's under oath and has to abide by new jersey supreme court's 7-0 ruling on gay marriage. now he will do the same when we asked him will it be a major issue during the presidential race his answer to me, don't know. from trenton, cydney long, nbc 10 news. >> more now on this. we are also hearing from republican presidential candidate and former pennsylvania senator rick santorum, who released a statement reading in part today five unelected justices decided to redefine the foundational unit that binds together our society without public debate or input. he goes on to say now is the people's opportunity to respond because the future of the institution of marriage is too important to not have a public
debate. despite today's ruling supporters say there is still work to be done. coming up at 5:30 what activists say the next battle will be and if the court's decision could be challenged. now to your first alert radar. take a look. showers moving in tonight but the bigger problem really could be your weekend. >> meteorologist britney shipp has the details. >> we have issued a first alert weather day for saturday as we head into saturday night. we already have a flood watch for parts of our area and are expecting one to three inches of rainfall. some of the storms to the south are going to be strong. part of the area is under a slight risk to see severe storms. this is the area that will head our way. this is what's going to cause all of our issues as we head into saturday afternoon and evening. you will notice it's already causing issues back in ohio where we also have a tornado warning that's in effect for that area. it will take awhile before all that moisture gets here as far as tonight's concerned, we will
see a few scattered showers. they are already starting to push into areas of the lehigh valley moving in from the north, moving into parts of the poconos. don't be surprised if we just have a few passing showers. they should be short-lived. by 7:00 p.m. 78 degrees, low 70s by 10:00 p.m. and the overnight lows will drop down into the 60s. i'll have more details on how much rainfall this is going to cause, what you can expect and how much rain you can expect in your neighborhood coming up in my full forecast. keith? >> speaking of weather, more than 82,000 that's how many customers still don't have power after tuesday night's severe storms. by far the largest number of outages are for customers of ac electric. the company tells nbc 10 the majority of people could get their power back tonight but some may have to wait until sunday. as nbc 10 jersey shore bureau reporter ted greenberg explains that wait is going to be costly. >> can't even open the doors to the building. >> reporter: no electricity
means no business for this vinyl fence company in hammonton. >> we got no phones we got customers with fence down pools in their yard they can't get ahold of us. >> reporter: it's hrturting you. >> it's bad. >> reporter: he has been waiting to power up the equipment since tuesday evening's severe storm which tore down trees and knocked out power to some 280,000 atlantic city electric customers across south jersey. >> it's real frustrating when you think i pay them about $1400 a month and i haven't seen atlantic city electric truck even drive down this road. >> i understand customers are frustrated. >> reporter: officials say this storm was so severe it caused more outages for the company than either hurricane sandy or the duracho in june of 2012. >> it's a very difficult process to untangle the snarl of snapped poles and wires. it's a time-consuming process. >> reporter: officials say crews first had to get high voltage transmission lines and substations up and running. equipment that's not always
clearly visible to customers. >> once we get those back in service, then we can work our way into the individual neighborhoods. customers will see us in full force more and more over the next few days. >> reporter: although rain is in the forecast this weekend, power company officials tell me work to restore electricity will continue as long as there are no high winds or lightning. i'm ted greenberg, nbc 10 news. from our nbc 10 south jersey bureau lawmakers toured hard-hit areas of gloucester county today. congressman donald norcross was there. sent a letter to new jersey governor chris christie requesting emergency assistance and demanded answers from ac electric. >> the fact that the emergency control center in washington township is still running on generator three days later is indicative of the problem. we need more crews here. we need them here now. >> in the meantime police have been working around the clock to keep residents safe and away
from downed wires. if you know someone who is still without power, tell them nbc 10 and comcast can help them plug in and power up their phone, their tablets or computers. comcast xfinity locations in camden burlington gloucester and delaware counties are ready to recharge devices. go to the nbc 10 news app to find a location near you. police in falls township, bucks county are putting residents on alert after the latest in a series of home break-ins. the most recent crime happened last night on twisting lane. a woman there came home and discovered a strange man in her house. he attacked her, hitting her in the face. he then ran out the back door. this man is still on the loose. the woman is recovering. falls township police say it appears three different groups are committing residential burglaries in levittown. there have been at least ten crimes over the last two weeks. they worn residents to remain on alert and also aware of their surroundings. also, to call officers if you see anything suspicious. today, parishioners and the
president gave an emotional farewell to a beloved pastor. much more from today's funeral service in charleston. plus a potential terror attack at a company with local ties. how workers here are responding. and new terror concerns leading into the fourth of july. saying good-bye an emotional ryne sandberg announcing he's leaving the phillies.
an motional day in charleston south carolina. thousands including the president and first lady gathering to remember the nine victims in the attack on the emanuel a.m.e. church last week. president obama delivered the eulogy at today's funeral for reverend and state senator clementa pinkney. >> nbc 10 national correspondent jay gray has been following this tragedy since the first shots were fired. >> reporter: so many here say today's service was so much like the man. >> clementa pinkney walked the talk. >> he walked the talk! >> reporter: defined by faith, hope, unity and love. >> when clementa pinkney entered a room it was like the future arrived that even from a young age, folks knew he was special.
anointed. >> reporter: president obama delivered the eulogy to an arena filled with politicians, dignitaries and thousands drawn here to make sure reverend clementa pinkney and eight others gunned down during bible study at the emanuel a.m.e. church did not die in vain. >> for the families of the fallen, the nation shares in your grief. >> around the country and around the world, even in the midst of tragedy, something good can come out of it. >> reporter: it's that focus that silenced the divisive message of hate dylann roof hoped to deliver when he allegedly carried out the massacre. >> we have seen too many victories to let defeat have the last word. >> reporter: instead, the last word here comes from those most affected by the tragedy. the families of the victims and
this grieving community who responded to the heartache with a dignity and grace that serves as a tribute to their faith and the nine pillars of this community, lost. the fire marshal tells us there were 5500 people at today's service, hundreds more watched a simulcast of the funeral at churches and community centers across the city. jay gray, nbc news, charleston. >> more fallout tonight from that south carolina church massacre. some merchandise with images of the confederate flag were removed from the book stores at national park services if gettysburg but the group who runs the shop says it plans to put the items back on the shelves. 11 items displaying the confederate flag were removed from the stores but now the gettysburg foundation says it's going to put the removed items back on the shelves. the reason the group says since gettysburg is the site of an historic civil war battle selling confederate flags here is appropriate.
this all comes just one week before the big annual civil war re-enactment in gettysburg. good evening. we are going to see [ inaudible ]. as we head into the weekend. showers expected tonight. as we push into saturday afternoon and evening, heavy rain is expected so sunday is the best day of the weekend. it's a first alert weather day that will go in effect saturday afternoon into saturday night. we have a flood watch in effect for parts of the area one to three inches of rainfall expected then the possibility of strong storms to the south of philadelphia, so closer to the northern and central parts of delaware. our severe threat tracker shows that our biggest threats as we head into saturday is mainly for flooding and also lightning, especially if we start to see some of the severe storms closer to the delaware area. we don't have a great chance to see any tornadoes with these storms that are going to roll
in. but a closer look here at the severe weather radar, it shows this is a system that's going to head our way as we push into saturday afternoon and evening. parts of this area already dealing with severe thunderstorm warnings and watches and even tornado warnings. one just expired within the last few minutes or so. all of this moisture is going to head our way as we push into the start of the weekend so right around saturday morning, it's still dry up until about 11:00 a.m. if you have errands to run, make sure you get up early, you can probably get them done before the light rain starts to move in into the late morning hours. then as we head into the rest of the afternoon, you will notice by 5:00 6:00 that's when some of the heaviest rain starts to move in. by 9:00 it's right over philadelphia stretching down into wilmington. you can see some of the heaviest rain will stretch all the way out to baltimore. dealing with lighter rain for the lehigh valley and right along the shore but this rain is going to continue once it starts until the early morning hours on sunday, right around 5:00 a.m. is when we will start to see some of these showers and rainfall clearing out of here.
but most of our area most of delaware stretching out to cape may county under a slight risk for severe storms severe storms basically means wind speeds up to about 60 miles an hour and the possibility of hail. you want to be careful as you're driving around saturday night, if you live in those areas. parts of our area already under a flood watch so what we're concerned about for these areas highlighted in green, poor drainage areas, small creeks and streams could flood with one to three inches of rainfall expected from saturday afternoon into saturday night. as far as tonight's concerned, we will see a few stray showers. temperatures drop down to 64 degrees for philadelphia 61 for suburbs to the north and west. as we head into tomorrow we will see light rain to start, then it will become heavy. notice our temperatures will drop down a bit, between 70 and 73 degrees so we are going to go well below average. we start to recover nicely on sunday which is why it's the best day of the weekend. 79 degrees. a mix of sun and clouds. by the time monday rolls around we warm things back up we stay dry and take a look at tuesday,
possibly 90 degrees. we stay in the high 80s on wednesday. well a busy day in philadelphia sports. the phillies are getting a new manager. we are also learning more about the 76ers' top pick in the draft. also what if you moved into a home and found out it had a stalker? the scary messages that a north jersey family has received and who they are taking to court because of it.
a change in the dugout for the phillies. ryne sandberg has stepped down as manager of the team which by the way, currently has the worst record in the majors. >> it's just one story on a very busy sports day here in philadelphia. comcast sports net's john clark joins us now. >> he's here with more on sandberg's announcement plus the sixers, of course. talking about last night's nba draft. first things first. why did sandberg resign? >> reporter: ryne sandberg resigned today because he says the losses have really taken a toll on him and new management could be coming in soon for the phillies. he said he did not want to be in the way with those changes coming. he surprised phillies management today with the news this morning. he was emotional as he stepped down. >> here in philadelphia, i have met some of the most passionate
baseball fans on a daily basis that always gave me encouragement, they love their baseball team and that was something i'll never forget. >> reporter: third base coach pete mackanin will take over at interim manager. talking about the sixers the g.m. spoke about drafting jahlil okafor last night. he says he won't trade him and says you don't find players like him very often. >> if you would have told me part way through that we would get him, we would have slept a lot more. >> reporter: with the draft of jahlil okafor three big men have been selected over the last three years in the first round. all good talent but they do need guards. >> we were very clear going into the draft that -- and honestly very clear for the last few years going into the draft about we would take the best available player. >> reporter: will embiid even be ready? he says they are close to a decision on how to proceed with
his foot. he had it surgically repaired but it's not healing as fast as hoped. sam says surgery is still an option. >> what do we do to give him the best chance to have the best loechkt nba career he can possibly have and what does that look like. and what are those range of options and what is the upside and down side of each and the likelihood of each and let's talk through that. these are not small decisions. >> reporter: we'll have more and we will hear from some of the phillies player on sandberg resigning at 6:00. i'm john clark. >> thank you very much. to this now. i don't know if you heard about this. workers in the lehigh valley received frightening news today. >> their colleague at another facility were the target of a potential terrorist attack. what the company is doing to protect workers here. plus we have learned about new terror concerns leading into the fourth of july. we are seeing quiet conditions now but i'm tracking big changes as we head into the weekend.
it's a first alert weather day for saturday. i will let you know what to expect coming up in the full forecast. jersey fresh produce ruined by this week's storm, leaving garden state farmers reeling. >> i have never seen anything like this. never. >> i'm ted greenberg, how this fruit on the grand could end up costing you more at the market.
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we begin with a live look at nbc 10 radar. we're watching showers that will move in tonight but you might be more interested about more intense rain that's coming saturday. >> meteorologist brittney shipp is here to explain. >> it will definitely affect your plans as we head into saturday afternoon and night. we have a first alert weather day issued for that particular time period. we already have a flood watch in effect. that will be for saturday afternoon for parts of our area. one to three inches of rainfall expected and stronger storms are possible to the south of philadelphia so most of delaware stretching out to cape may county. this is a system here you can see it moving through ohio right now, just to the north of cincinnati. it's also producing a lot of severe thunderstorm watches and warnings so it will take awhile before all that moisture gets here. right now we are seeing just a few scattered showers and that's going to be the trend for tonight. you can see how spotty and isolated these showers are. we will see mild temperatures tonight but this is a system we are paying close attention to as we head into the weekend. if you plan on running errands on saturday make sure you do them before 11:00 a.m.
that's when the light rain is going to start in our area and it will only pick up in intensity as we head into saturday afternoon and evening. again, it starts saturday after 11:00 a.m. heavy downpours expected. all of this rainfall will not end until your early morning hours on sunday. sunday is the better day of the weekend. talking about how much rain you can expect in your neighborhood coming up in my full forecast. history was made today at the supreme court. >> by a 5-4 decision the divided court said same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. gay and lesbian couples already had the right to marry in 36 states and the district of columbia. this morning's court ruling means the remaining 14 states all in the south and midwest will have to stop enforcing their bans on same sex marriage. >> michigan is one of the states already issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today. two men waited to be the first in line to get their license. they have been together for 25 years. soon after the court ruling marriage ceremonies were under way in georgia, ohio, texas,
arkansas and nebraska. you know there is still opposition to same-sex marriage but legal experts we spoke to say today's decision should be the final word in the court. >> nbc 10's drew smith joins us. you spoke with an attorney who led the legal challenge ending same-sex marriage at least the ban of it in pennsylvania. what did he say? >> reporter: he called this an historic day, just about a year after the pennsylvania same-sex couples got these rights now people across all 50 states will likely gain them and there should be some quick ripple effects from this decision. >> i think it's one of the most profound days in american constitutional history. >> reporter: he led the legal team that fought to end the same-sex marriage ban in pennsylvania last year. he says the majority on the supreme court made the right call today. >> the same-sex marriage battle is over. locked down, finished, over. >> pretty awesome! we're here celebrating philly! >> reporter: supporters are clearly encouraged but say they are not letting their guard
down. >> lgbt rights don't end with marriage equality. we are fighting for trans rights, things like that. >> many of the secondary battles that people are expecting or predicting might not be as big a battle as people think. >> reporter: he says don't be surprised to see full employment and housing rights quickly follow today's ruling on marriage. >> i see the dam breaking. i see that there's going to be just a full realization of rights for lgbt citizens. >> reporter: there will still be opposition including many from religious groups but he doesn't expect opponents to get louder or more visible on this issue. >> i don't think that's going to be what the dialogue's going to be all about. i think the dialogue will be all about dignity, respect, freedom equality and american values. >> reporter: i also spoke with a local activist in montgomery county who thinks this whole idea that this battle against same-sex marriage is dead is just wrong, he says. you will hear from him at 6:00. i'm drew smith, nbc 10 news.
>> the same-sex marriage ruling should be a big topic this week on nbc's "meet the press." >> here is a preview with moderator chuck todd. >> he joins us live from washington, d.c. >> good evening. same-sex marriage already legal in the three states in our viewing area of pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware but that doesn't mean this ruling won't have an effect on people here. talk about what the decision means for our residents. >> well look i think legally, i think this is the legal expert that you had on earlier said this is a done deal in the supreme court. this was a very complete legalization of same sex marriage. there was no -- there were no loopholes here for states to somehow be able to prevent themselves from issuing licenses, things like that. this was a total and complete victory for same-sex marriage proponents. that said i think the political debate is probably going to continue at least for another six months, because we have a presidential primary campaign coming up and there is still a
good chunk of evangelical christian conservatives inside the republican party who are not just opposed to same sex marriage but believe it's sort of something that they want to fight the government on and fight this a little bit and you have plenty of candidates that are trying to appeal to this constituency. i still think the debate is going to be heated particularly in the republican primary process, but my guess is by the time we get to the fall of 2016 that the eventual republican nominee probably won't be talking about this issue at all. >> chuck todd from nbc's "meet the press" thank you for joining us. you can catch "meet the press" sunday at 10:30 on nbc 10. nbc news reporting u.s. authorities are concerned about a possible isis inspired attack inside the u.s. through the fourth of july weekend. so far, authorities aren't revealing any other details but say they were watching this before the terror attacks today hit in france tunisia and
kuwait. french authorities are on high alert tonight after that deadly terror attack on a gas factory there. police say they have arrested several people in connection with the attack on the air products facility there. it began this morning when a car crashed into some gas cannisters at the factory's entrance causing an explosion. one person was killed, several others hurt. today, we were at air products corporate headquarters in the lehigh valley. it's a major employer in that part of the region. workers tell us they have been told very little about the attack in france. federal, state and local authorities say they are keeping a close eye on the facility here at home but just as a precaution. they say there has been no actual threat against the headquarters located in upper macungie township. >> i was surprised, yeah. i don't know why they targeted air products. i think it's just random. i don't think it was air products in general. >> air products released a statement offering condolences to the family of the man killed in the french terror attack. in tunisia the country's
deadliest attack in history. at least 37 people are dead following a shooting spree at a beach resort. some of the victims were tourists. officials say the attack was carried out by a young student who then was shot to death by police. he hasn't been identified. at least 36 people were wounded in the attack. expect more bumps along the way driving through one state in our area. local lawmakers decided not to spend money on improving the roads. plus what if you got a letter from someone called the watcher? one family in north jersey is finding out.
there won't be extra money for road repair projects in many delaware communities. a bare bones capital project budget approved by a legislative committee today does not contain funds for smaller infrastructure projects in the state. meanwhile, the state department of transportation is pushing for new roads to be built.
officials say improved and expanded roads are the key to easing congestion in the state. well we have new details about that north jersey family forced to flee their new home because of a stalker. >> a new lawsuit claims the previous owners knew about the stalker and withheld the information so the sale wouldn't fall through. the court filing claims the sellers got a letter from somebody identified as the watcher about a week before the closing. it mentioned the new family moving in asking for quote, young blood. the filing claims the sellers willfully withheld the information. after three more threatening letters were sent to the family saying if they moved into the house they will be watched closely. >> usually judges don't want to hold people responsible for things that are beyond their control. i think the previous owners are going to say we didn't know what this guy was going to do. we didn't know if the letters would continue. we didn't know if they would stop. the problem is him. the problem is the watcher.
>> the westfield mayor says officials have done everything possible to investigate the claims but for now, the watcher remains a mystery. up next we have an update on breaking news. one of the escaped prisoners in new york has been shot and killed. what's being done to find the second prisoner who by the way, is still on the loose? a flood watch has been issued for parts of our area as we head into the weekend. i will let you know how much rain we're expecting in my full forecast. next at 6:00 a father arrested on septa while holding his child. why septa's top cop says he takes the blame for the officer putting the child in danger. why are we watching this again? i pay for all these channels, so i make myself watch them all. joey, i'll watch anything except this. except this. go back, go back, go back, go back,
we have learned one of the two murderers, one of the two killers who broke out of a maximum security prison is dead. authorities say richard matt was shot and killed by police. >> let's go back to nbc 10's jim rosenfield, who is following the latest developments from our digital operations center. jim? >> reporter: we have new video in. we are just getting new information since our last update. we have learned police are blocking off roads in a heavily wooded area close to the canadian border searching for the second prisoner, david sweat. take a look at the map. it will give you an idea of the location we are talking about. this all unfolding just around the town of malone just about 30 minutes from the clinton correctional facility where those prisoners made their daring escape three weeks ago now. and now some new video just in to the nbc 10 newsroom from malone. you are going to see a lot of police activity here in the distance. it's hard to hear but an officer passes by and tells the person who is recording this video
right here we've got one down he says. then there are cheers from those standing on the sidelines. police confirming they are now chasing the second escaped prisoner, david sweat. more than 1,000 federal, state and local authorities involved in the search. both richard matt and sweat have been on the run since they broke out of that correctional facility in upstate new york back on june 6th tunnelling right through concrete walls. again, authorities confirming one of those escaped prisoners, richard matt has been shot and killed by police in upstate new york. just got some new information on how this went down off the wires here. according to multiple law enforcement sources telling nbc news this is what happened. apparently matt and sweat were traveling close together so they remained together when a border patrol tactical team encountered matt and opened fire. it appears that matt raised a
shotgun and pointed it at law enforcement. so once again, just getting new details about how this went down. we will continue to monitor late information, bring you the very latest but for now, from the digital operations center jim rosenfield, nbc 10 news. back to you. >> jim will have more for us on "nbc 10 news at 6:00." thank you. the other big story we are following, gay marriage legalized across the country. it's a scene happening in states across the south and midwest today. same-sex couples tying the knot hours after an historic supreme court ruling. this is video from mobile, alabama, one of the states that must now allow same-sex marriages. for more on these big stories, stay tuned for a special edition of "nbc nightly news" with lester holt here at 6:30 only on nbc 10. good evening. as we push into the start of the weekend we have big changes on the way. by saturday we are going to
expect heavy rain. that's going to happen as we push into the afternoon and evening. you will be able to get some of your errands done saturday morning. sunday will be the best day of the weekend. a mix of sun and clouds and we will start to see the rain showers drying out. we have a first alert issued for saturday because we are expecting a lot of rain. the possibility of flooding, parts of our area under a flood watch. we could see strong storms to the south=ñ of philadelphia closer to delaware stretching out to cape may county. our current temperatures right now, 74 degrees in the poconos, 77 in allentown, 81 in pottstown, 81 in west chester, 79 in wilmington. a bit cooler along the shore, 76 in atlantic city 73 degrees in stone harbor 77 degrees in dover. so a mild evening, not too hot, but we will see a few scattered showers. the other thing we are noticing on the severe weather radar is this batch of moisture that's going to head our way and bring us the rainfall as we head into saturday afternoon and evening. so you are already noticing severe thunderstorm watch boxes
and warnings out already for this storm system. as it gets a little closer to us we will start off with light rainfall that will be close to 11:00 a.m. right around noon and will pick up in intensity as we head into the rest of the afternoon. or temperatures will stay down throughout the day into the low 70s but notice by 8:00 p.m. we start to see some of this weather picking up closer to lancaster county. that's when we will see the moderate downpours. as we progress the model closer to 9:00 that's when the heaviest rain is right over philadelphia stretching out to wilmington. we will keep a close eye on the northern and central parts of delaware, stretching out to cape may. those areas could see severe storms. we could see the possibility of wind gusts up to about 60 miles per hour within that area. then we will start to see the rainfall taper off into the early morning hours on sunday. so sunday is going to be nice. it will even be warmer. but saturday keep that in mind as you make your plans. our severe outlook for saturday evening, the areas highlighted in yellow are at risk to see severe storms. a slight risk areas highlighted
in green just have a chance of seeing thunderstorms. we also have saturday afternoon into saturday night, a flood watch already in effect. poor drainage areas and small creeks and streams are the concern for those areas highlighted in green. you can see why. this is where we will see most of the rainfall here. future rainfall totals show that we are going to see about a little over an inch for philadelphia. we could get up to an inch and a half close to two inches for wilmington, over an inch in lancaster reading. that's a lot of rain coming down in a short amount of time. as far as tonight is concerned, mostly cloudy skies with a stray shower or two. temperatures drop down to 64 degrees for philadelphia 61 for suburbs to the north and west. light rain to kick off your saturday, tomorrow becoming heavy as we head into the afternoon and evening. we will see temperatures range between 70 and 73 degrees. your seven-day forecast shows as we head into sunday temperatures warm back up close to 80. not quite where we should be this time of year. that's 85 degrees. that's the average. but we will go above average as we head into next tuesday and
stay there for most of next week. happening now, we want to take you to independence mall in center city. look at the crowds that have gathered here. this is in celebration of the supreme court's historic ruling today saying same-sex marriage in all 50 states legal, now the law of the land. before today's narrow 5-4 decision gay and lesbian couples had the right to marry in some 36 states as well as the district of columbia but now of course, this applies in all 50 states thus meaning the remaining 14 states mostly in the south and midwest now have to honor same-sex marriage. an hour ago, the mall was quiet. you see how crowds here have gathered to celebrate this historic ruling. we will bring you much more on today's supreme court decision coming up tonight at 6:00. how about this. a video posted online landed
this new jersey teen in police custody. police arrested sam moehler after they say he posted a video to youtube titled how to actually sneak into a music festival. the video has been taken down but police say it showed moehler sneaking into the firefly music festival. the fourth of july almost here. while the holiday is certainly a reason to celebrate, consumer products safety commission want you to be careful. >> they are reminding people of the potential of dangerous fireworks. officials with the commission demonstrated some of these dangers today. experts say to never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. and never try to re-light or handle a malfunctioning device. also never point or throw fireworks at another person. >> the 30 days around july 4th are the most dangerous when it
comes to fireworks every year. based on last year's trends thankfully the injuries are down a little bit. >> last year fireworks were blamed for 11 deaths and more than 10,000 injuries. >> nbc 10 and nbc universal are giving away money to local nonprofit organizations. the project is called 21st century solutions. the goal is to support nonprofits that are implementing new and innovative programs. the application is on our website, nbc10.com. eligibility requirements are also listed there. the deadline to apply is july 3rd. new jersey has a new budget and it could mean lower taxes for you. >> we will also hear from governor chris christie about his political future.
new jersey governor chris christie vetoed a millionaire's tax as he signed the new state budget today. >> he finally acknowledged that an announcement next week will be about his political future. nbc 10's brian thompson reports from trenton. >> reporter: a stroke of a pen gave new jersey a new budget and governor christie a platform to run on for president. he vetoed a tax hike for millionaires and restored a tax credit for working poor he had
cut five years ago. >> when i said i want to cut taxes for everyone, i want to cut taxes for everyone. >> reporter: how does it play as a campaign theme just blocks from the state house in downtown trenton? >> i think he's done some good for the state. i just can't figure out where. >> i probably would vote for him just to see how things work out. >> reporter: asked about plans that christie will announce for president tuesday -- >> i'm not here today to talk about my political future. >> reporter: and then he proceeded to talk politics. on donald trump's controversial remarks on mexican immigrants. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> those comments are wholly inappropriate and have no place in the debate. >> reporter: on today's decision establishing gay marriage the governor says he disagrees but punted when asked about a constitutional amendment that could reverse it. >> i will take whatever additional steps i think are necessary in order to make sure that my position remains clear and consistent. >> reporter: and then with the press corps listening for any hint of his presidential plans -- >> i'll see you all next week.
thank you very much. >> reporter: no official campaign schedule has been revealed but christie did not deny reports that he will be spending most of next week in new hampshire. brian thompson, nbc 10 news. by the way, new jersey pennsylvania and delaware only have a few days left to get their budgets passed. >> lawmakers are prepared to work through the weekend. no major votes have been scheduled five days from the start of pennsylvania's fiscal year. the governor says he will veto any republican budget that does not meet his priorities. >> in delaware lawmakers are proposing a nearly $4 billion state budget. this week a special committee managed to cut $27 million from the budget to avoid a deficit. the new budget is set to take effect next week. nbc 10 news at 6:00 is next. >> here's jim rosenfield. coming up next on "nbc 10 news at 6:00" we are following breaking news. one of the prison break suspects is dead tonight. also new, a father arrested on septa while holding his child. why septa's top cop says he
takes the blame for the officer putting the child in danger. get ready for a lot of rain over part of the weekend. there is a chance for flooding. i'll have the first alert forecast next. plus south jersey crops damaged from this week's damaging winds. what this means for a possible price hike at the market next on "nbc 10 news at 6:00."
we begin with several big stories on this friday evening. we are under a flood watch with rain expected tonight and get ready for a soggy saturday. also president obama says today's same-sex marriage ruling arrived like a thunder bolt. tonight, we look into what's next after this landmark decision. good evening. i'm renee chenault-fattah. >> i'm jim rosenfield. we begin with breaking news out of upstate new york. one of the two prison escapees on the run for three weeks is now dead. nbc 10's harry hairston is following developments live from the digital operations center. >> after three weeks, this case has taken some fast-moving turns late this afternoon. fill us in. >> reporter: well here's what we know. officers hunting the escapees have shot and killed one of the men. it all happened in malone new york. that's about ten miles from the canadian border where officers shot and killed escapee richard matt in the last 20 minutes.
sources reported the border patrol agents spotted matt as he appeared to raise a shotgun and point it at them. that's when they took him out. this all happened around 3:45 this afternoon. it appears officers are hot on the trail of matt's accomplice david sweat. the duo was apparently traveling together. law enforcement officials say a second round of gunfire has been heard as law enforcement is trying to close in on sweat. as we have been reporting, investigators say the two used power tools to saw through a steel cell wall and several steel steam pipes to make their escape three weeks ago. two prison workers have been arrested in connection with their escape. harry hairston, nbc 10 news. >> "nbc nightly news" will be an hour tonight with all of today's breaking news. it is one hour from 6:30 to 7:30, "nbc nightly news" tonight. among those big stories, the